Administrator


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Matt

I was logged in as "Administrator" and performed some
file moves on my computer.

I set up a new user account, as "Matt", also with
administrator properties.

However, when logged in as Matt, I cannot get to the
Administrator diectory in documents and settings.

Moreover, I cannot log in as Administrator, since it
doesn't show up as an option during log in.

Please help.

Thanks.
 
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Doug Knox MS-MVP

For XP Pro: Press CTRL-ALT-DEL twice at the Welcome Screen, with no users
logged on. Enter Administrator and any password for that account.
Alternatively, To enable the Administrator account on the new Windows XP
logon screen, visit my web site, www.dougknox.com and go to the Windows XP
section. Follow the link for Enable Administrator Account ......

This small VB Script will make the registry change necessary for the
Administrator account to be available on the Welcome Screen.

To make the files accessible to both accounts, you'll either need to move
them to a different location, such as the Shared Documents section, or
assign permissions to the Matt account.

See Help and Support and search for "take ownership"

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=308421

Also:

XP PRO: In Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options, View and uncheck
Use Simple File Sharing. Now, when you right click on a drive, folder or
file (on an NTFS partition) and select Properties, you'll see a Security
tab. Here you can assign or deny permissions based on user name or user
group membership.

XP Home: By default, you can only make files and folders under My Documents
"private". This is done by right clicking a folder or file and selecting
Properties, Sharing. To change the permissions on other folders, you need
to boot the computer to Safe Mode and log in on the built in Administrator
account. In this mode, you'll see the Security tab in Properties, and you
can assign permissions based on user name or group membership.

How Do I Get the Security Tab in Properties - XP Home (makes the Security
tab appear outside of Safe Mode)
http://www.dougknox.com, Win XP Tips section

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows
XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and
Folders
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;308419

HOW TO: Disable Simplified Sharing and Password-Protect a Shared Folder in
Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307874
 

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